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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. Honey brings out the wholesome, affirmative side of the hip-hop aesthetic without being overly preachy, and it offers a winningly utopian view of show-business success without real costs or compromises.
  2. 60
    It's a hokey heart-warmer that works.
  3. By no means is this a good movie, but it's warmed by the solar energy of its star, who surely deserves better than this formula empowerment flick.
  4. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    With less than five minutes of screen time but with more humor and sassy attitude than the remaining cast combined, Missy Elliott separates hip-hop royalty from riff raff in the otherwise lackluster Honey.
  5. 40
    There's an entertainingly ludicrous movie lurking somewhere inside of the ludicrous, mediocre one this actually is.
  6. Reviewed by: Sara Brady
    Sticky, saccharine, bordering on diabetic, Honey overindulges.
  7. 20
    Amid the endless stream of catch-a-rising-star movie clichés that Honey screenwriters Alonzo Brown and Kim Watson throw up and out are a few new ones, notably "skinny girls always win out in the end" and "hootchie bad, faux hootchie good."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Alyssa
    Aug 4, 2006
    HONEY was the best dance movie of the year!! It not only brought a new light to the way hip-hop is expressed but, for the first time in a long time a movie finally expressed views based on dreams that all age groups can appreciate and maybe one day live up to!! The many people who have watched this movie believe that it is fit for any and all ages along with the fact that it is a perfect family movie!! What parent wouldn't want their kids to watch a show that portrays a woman, no less, dreaming of something so big that it almost seemed impossible, and then it happened her dreams came true!!! In order to believe in your dreams you have to believe in yourself that one day you can accomplish those dreams!! This is a great movie that expresses and teaches the true morality of life and all the hardships that so many have to face!! It is the best movie in years!! It should be awarded with all the gratitude and love that we can give!!! Expand
  2. Shawnee.G
    Dec 31, 2005
    This movie is so inspiring to me . i always loved dancing but now im making up my own dances with help from the video. Just my kinda style.
  3. hefzic.
    Dec 30, 2005
    This move is the of the hook well ya i just had to say that!!! i hope i could learn how to dance like that well bye!!!
  4. CamiT.
    Jan 8, 2006
    I think that this is a great moive. i wish i could dance like that. i wish that kids did something like that, now!
  5. Oct 13, 2014
    The scenario is far from being the greatest of all, that's true. But the movie is really agreable and entertaining. Jessica Alba gives some warmth to this movie. Without her, no doubt it would have been very bad. Expand
  6. ZiftK
    Oct 28, 2006
    Wow, some actually like this garbage. Lackluster acting, story's really bad, I'd rather play around with a bunch of rocks. Jessica Alba looked nice, and that's by far the only good part about the movie. So, this 2 is because of Alba's looks, because she looked good. Sadly to say, that's not even good enough to save this abysmal movie. Some, do like it, but anyone that feels like watching a GOOD movie, I advice you skip this one and go for something better. Plus, who wants to see that Romeo guy act, let alone dance? Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2011
    A battering ram of cliches, bad acting, dancing that doesn't fit the music and tedious, tedious predictability. A waste of your money, time and your intelligence. Expand

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